10:30 LRN Newscast

St. Tammany Parish authorities will release more information this afternoon on the double homicide investigation where a Covington priest and a woman were burned beyond recognition. Their charred bodies were found in downtown Covington on Monday. Covington Police Sergeant Edwin Masters says 49-year-old Antonio Tyson is being held without bond…:
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Tyson was released from prison in August after serving over 30 years for rape and burglary.

The community of Holum in Caldwell Parish is recovering from a tornado that hit Tuesday. The National Weather Service says the tornado strengthened as it went along, reaching peak winds of 140 miles per hour as an EF3. Caldwell Parish Sheriff Chief Deputy Jack McKeithen describes the damage.
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McKeithen says the tornado killed some livestock and injured one person whose house collapsed around him.

According to a new report from the state department of education, just under 50-percent of K-through-third graders are able to read at grade level, which is a very small increase from the year before. Superintendent of Education Doctor Cade Brumley on how they are attacking the problem…
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The report shows only 39-percent of kindergarteners are reading at grade level.

The state department of transportation has produced an interactive map that allows residents to provide public comment on proposed highway projects that are up for discussion. DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallett says public input is very important…
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You can find the map on the Department of Transportation’s website and the public comment period ends January sixth